East Hants is one of Atlantic Canada’s fastest growing municipalities. More than 23,000 people live here and the region has a large proportion of young families. Compared to the rest of the country, East Hants’ labour force is particularly strong in occupations related to processing, manufacturing, primary industry, trades, transport and equipment operation.
Our rapidly growing population and proximity to first-rate educational institutions including universities, community colleges and private schools means that businesses have ready access to a highly skilled workforce.
- There are 7 highly recognized universities within a 45 minute drive of East Hants
- Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) has 5 campuses within an hours drive of East Hants
- Nova Scotia enjoys one of the highest post-secondary graduation levels in Canada
Population growth in East Hants is outpacing the provincial average. What's more, a higher than average proportion of East Hants residents have apprenticeships, trade certificates or diplomas. Combine this with impressive labour force participation rates, and you have a tremendous value proposition for new and existing businesses: a motivated, hardworking and skilled workforce.